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Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. The program was started to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or joint degree, in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field.

Selected participants spend the summer at one of six participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, University of Washington or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2023 and August 2024. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a stipend.

Application Due Date; November 1, 2022.

Contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu and reference your interest in PPIA before October 7 to set up a meeting to learn more.

Eligibility and Benefits

Free Arabic, Russian, or Chinese Language Instruction

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program now offers CLS Spark. This is a virtual initiative for undergraduate students to lean essential languages for America’s engagement with the world.

As a virtual program, CLS Spark allows students to have an immersive language and cultural experience with international communities. Spark participants will spend approximately 8 weeks during the summer learning either Arabic, Russian, or Chinese through online classes and activities facilitated by native speakers. You do not need to have any prior knowledge of these languages.

– 10 hours of intense live group instruction a week
– Cultural activities and individual consultations
– Monthly professional development workshops and inclusive support

Participants of CLS Spark will receive:
– Language instruction and cultural programming;
– Textbooks and language learning materials
– Language gains certified using the widely-recognized ACTFL OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) assessment
– Non-competitive eligibility for U.S. government employment for up to three -years after the program completion;
– Academic credit issued through Bryn Mawr College; and
– A stipend towards equipment and connectivity costs (for example, a web camera or microphone).

Applications are due November 15, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact urgo@augsburg.edu (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 21th

CLS Spark Website

Critical Language Scholarship

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is
– A fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program
– Students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction
– Part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity
– There are 14 languages that applicants can select from. Alumni of the program also receive one year of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status when applying for federal government jobs

Competitive applicants will need
– To illustrate a commitment to language learning,
– A strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting
– Ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment.
– Most programs do not require experience studying the selected language. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Applications are due Tuesday, November 15, 2022 by 8:00 PM EST / 5 PM PST.

The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact urgo@augsburg.edu (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 21th

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General Announcements

MN Urban Debate League Seeks In-Person Volunteers

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The MNUDL is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities middle and high school students. Our goal is to ensure all Minnesota students to have access to debate, a powerful and transformative activity that improves academic outcomes, students’ confidence, and transferable skills like public speaking.

We’ve had a great response to our virtual tournament judging opportunities- all shifts are filled but Friday, December 9th! We still have multiple upcoming opportunities to judge debates IN PERSON in the Twin Cities!

We’re looking for judges for the following dates & locations:

• Sat. October 29: Roseville Area High School (feel free to join the Rosebowl tradition and wear a Halloween costume!)
• Sat. November 12: Highland Park
• Sat. November 19: University of Minnesota
• Sat. December 10: Twin Cities Metro location TBA

No debate experience is required. Will will train you ahead of the tournament. We’re seeking caring adults who want to help students improve their skills. Judges must be able to pass a background check.

Want to volunteer with a large group? Email froehlic@augsburg.edu to coordinate.

Please learn more and sign up here! https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Sign Up to Volunteer Here

November 1: Study Abroad and Away Deadlines

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Don’t let your Study Abroad & Away Application fall behind. Keep track of these deadlines and get in touch if you have questions!

NOVEMBER 1:

Augsburg spring semester CGEE Study Centers

Spring Break Programs (to Guatemala or Los Angeles)

Contact the study abroad office with any questions about the programs or your application progress: abroad@augsburg.edu

Find your program and work on your application here

Need Fine Arts and Augsburg Experience? You’re in Luck

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Do something different this summer–explore a new region of Minnesota! Join the summer course to earn your Fine Arts credit *and* Augsburg Experience!

IMMIGRATION STORIES & COMMUNITY BUILDING IN RURAL MINNESOTA

Evening Course Meetings: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-9:00pm, for 4 weeks beginning May 9 and ending June 3.
Travel: This course will travel to Walnut Grove, Minnesota for 2 short residencies:
Tuesday, May 23 – Friday, May 26
Thursday, June 1- Saturday, June 3, including a public showing in Walnut Grove on June 2
Course choices:
THR 295 – Topics in Theater, fulfills Fine Arts requirement
SOC 495 – elective for sociology majors or minors
INS 292 — 2 credit optional add-n for students wishing to take additional credits in summer

Changing demographics, especially in rural communities, provide both challenges and opportunities for building strong and equity-minded communities. This course explores these challenges and opportunities with the goal of building community ties as well as connections between Augsburg University students and the residents of Walnut Grove, Minnesota.

While in Walnut Grove, you will meet with community members and conduct interviews to learn more about the residents of the community and their history. Research, stories, and data will be collected and used as material to create a public presentation at the end of the class.
This is a great opportunity to earn credits in a new, dynamic way during summer, without interfering with work schedules, and other summer commitments!

Check the website below for more info and start an application!

Get all the details here

Short Study Abroad/Away Courses – Earn Credit Off Campus On Spring or Summer Break

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Short-term study abroad & away in Spring or Summer 2023 is a great way to earn credits and get off-campus! All programs fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement:

PICTURING AMERICA: RACE, GENDER, & HOLLYWOOD
• Spring Break travel to Los Angeles, CA
• WST 220: Topics: Race, Gender and Hollywood – fulfills a Humanities requirement

FAITH, VOCATION, & SOCIAL CHANGE IN GUATEMALA
• Spring break travel to Guatemala
• Course: RLN 409 (fulfills Search for Meaning II) or RLN 480 – Keystone credit for some majors

ANOTHER FUTURE IS POSSIBLE: SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS in ROTTERDAM & AMSTERDAM
• travel in May 17-31, 2023
• 2 courses. ENL + SOC/URB :
•ENL 280: Genres: Speculative Fiction (4 credits), Humanities LAF
•SOC/URB 111: City Life: Intro to Urban Sociology (4 credits), SBS LAF, or
•SOC/URB 295: Sustainable Solutions in The Netherlands (4 credits), elective

IMMIGRATION STORIES & COMMUNITY BUILDING IN RURAL MN
•Summer 2023 Term 1, travel to Walnut Grove, MN
•Choose 1 course, with optional INS add on:
•SOC 495 – Sociology topics elective or
•THR 295 -Topics in Theater – LAF Fine Arts
•INS 292 – 2 credits – optional

SCIENCE & RELIGION IN GERMANY
• Travel in May 2023
•Choose 1 science course and/or the religion course:
•CHM 102 with Lab: fulfills Science w/ Lab (does not count toward Chm major or minor)
•SCI 490: Integrated Science Keystone Integrated Science
•RLN 205: Topics in Religion – may fulfill Search for Meaning II or Humanities LAF

MONEY, BANKING, & INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IN GERMANY

• Travel in May 2023
•Choose 1 course:
•ECO 315: Money and Banking
•BUS 362: International Business

AUGSBURG in MEXICO
• Spanish language courses: beginner to advanced levels, as well as specialty courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Ministry
• 4 study sessions in summer – choose the one (or more!) that works for you

Got questions? Get in touch: abroad@augsburg.edu

Check out all the program offerings here

Participants Needed for Paid Psychology Skill-Building Study (Earn Up to $35)

submitted by schacht5@augsburg.edu

This research study (IRB #: 2022-32-03) is designed to compare two different skill-building training programs that may help college students develop adjustment-related skills. You are eligible to participate if you are a current Augsburg undergraduate student.

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to come to our Augsburg Psychology
research laboratory for 4 sessions over the course of one month. The sessions include an initial orientation meeting and three sessions focused on one of two skills-building programs (you will be randomly assigned to one of the two–like a flip of a coin). Both programs involve mini-informational videos as well as experiential activities for you to
complete. We will also have you complete a few personality measures. You will be assigned a peer coach who will work with you as progress through the study and guide you through the study components. Each of the sessions will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Finally, we will check in one last time 3-months after the study is over for a brief online survey.

Participants will receive up to $35 for their participation. $5 for each of the first three sessions, and $10 for both the fourth session and the 3 month follow-up. Alternatively, Augsburg University Psychology students will receive up to $25 and 4 research credits.

To participate, please complete this participant inquiry form: https://tinyurl.com/Skill-Building

The researchers conducting this study are part of the Identity and Well-being Research
lab at Augsburg University (iwellLab@augsburg.edu or 612-656-6560), directed by Dr.
Alex Ajayi, Assistant Professor of Psychology (E-mail: ajayi@augsburg.edu, Phone:
612-330-1146). If you have questions or concerns, you may contact us via the emails and phone numbers specified above.

Please consider forwarding this to other individuals who may meet the criteria for participation. Thank you for your consideration!

Feeling Spooky About Midterms? Use TutorMe

submitted by trancc@augsburg.edu

Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Event Announcements

Faculty and Staff of Color Afterwork Gathering

submitted by lohmannm@augsburg.edu

There will be an Augsburg Faculty and Staff of Color Afterwork Gathering on Thursday, October 27 at 4:00–5:30 p.m. at Town Hall Brewery in Seven Corners. This gathering is an opportunity for BIPOC faculty and staff to gather and build community in an informal setting.

To be added to the Google calendar invite for this event, please email inclusion@augsburg.edu.

Hope to see you there!

Dean of Students Michael Grewe Shares His Vocation Story in Chapel on October 11

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us on Tuesday October 11th from 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the Hoversten Chapel for the next installment in our Uncovering Vocation series. Michael Grewe, our Dean of Students, will share his story, “Taking Pride in My Vocation” as we celebrate Coming Out Day. Come and learn more about Mike, our community, and how we seek to live our lives for the sake of the neighbor.

Government and Nonprofit Career Fair – Registration Open

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Government & Nonprofit Career Fair
Friday, October 28th – FREE
U of M, Coffman Memorial Union (short 10 minute walk)
All students are invited!

Sponsored by: Minnesota Colleges and Universities Career Services Association

Are you seeking an internship or full-time career (now or in the near future) in a government or non-profit setting? The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies. The job fair is open only to students and alumni from participating colleges and universities.

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